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RATINGS: 1710   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Samuel Adams® Boston Ale was first brewed to celebrate the opening of our Boston Brewery. Like Samuel Adams Boston Lager®, it was an old family recipe that was rescued by Jim Koch from his father’s attic. Samuel Adams® Boston Ale, a Stock Ale, has a complex, caramel malt character balanced with distinct spicy and herbal hop notes. Our proprietary ale yeast imparts a variety of fruit and ester notes in both the nose and flavor which are indicative of the style. Stock Ale, one of the few classic beer styles to have originated in the United States, has a strong New England heritage. The style draws its name from the cool "stock cellars" in which it was aged. This technique imparted a smoothness and body which became the hallmark of this style. Keeping with the Stock Ale style, Samuel Adams® Boston Ale is fermented at cooler almost lager like temperatures and conditioned much longer than most ales. It also is Krausened and dry hopped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2002
Re-Rate 07/04/02: Clear amber in color, the head is frothy and beige, decent lace. Nose is malt, slightly floral, crisp and clean. Front is sweet, the top is light, great hop bite, dry, acidic and a good session beer, and a old time favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ronny (100) - Arlöv, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2002
A nice little ale,Apricot in the aroma...hmm Yes! not much hop easy to drink

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pablo McStouthead (69) - L.A, California, USA - JUL 1, 2002
Enjoyable if someone offers you one to go with your cheesburger or whatever. Malty. But not a fine beer. Fuck it, spend a buck or two more and get something nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2004 malty aroma. Plenty of flavor, nicely balanced with caramel malt up front and a crisp hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 26, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2003 New Rating: Slight light fruit aroma with a touch a bittering hops. Clear amber color with a decent head. Starts and slightly bitter and ends a bit too sweet. Old Rating: A decent ale. In many bars, this is the best you can do.
Earlier Rating: 2/23/2002 Total Score: 2.1
This light beer lacked any real character, except for tinges of skunkiness. Any Uno’s that you go to will have better beer than this weak attempt at brewing from Sam Adams. If you have a Budcoorsmiller drinker with you, make them drink this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pilsnerrogge (2586) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2009 Bottled:
Pours clear amber with a small head. Sweet and malty aroma with notes of almonds. Flavour is pretty much like the aroma plus some caramel and bitter orange peels. Tastes like a macro-ale; lifeless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2002
Clear amber. Frothy large off white head. Steady carbonation. Crisp aroma. Nice and fresh and bitterly hoppy with a toasted bread malt base. Finishes with a slight macro taste. Actually tasted like a watered down Boston Lager. Very respectable.
Earlier Rating: 7/18/2001 Total Score: 4
Excellent english style ale. Definite toasty, earthy flavors with a mild buttery yeast flavor. Nice spiciness from the Fuggles/Goldings? combo. Sweet brew at room temp. Brings out the flavors even more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smc12399 (25) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2002
Didn’t care for it at first but like most good beers it grew on me. I mean it didn’t actually grow on my arm or anything, oh nevermind!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2002
Not to bad a little mild for a pale ale to me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2002
ehh its trusty,a little on the malty side, but i found it quite delicious for a middy priced single...perhaps ill have it again

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